by Luben Walchef
As a barefoot six-year old boy, Luben Walchef stomped mud into bricks that were used by his father and grandfather to build the humble house in rural Bulgaria where his family lived. For generations upon generations, the Walchefs had been farmers on the same plot of land. And then Luben came along. And he wasn’t ten years old before he knew he wanted something else. Something different. Something more. When a poor Bugarian farm boy from a family in which no one had ever gone to high school dreams of becoming a physician, seeing the world, moving to America and making a fortune for himself, he can only be dreaming, right? Right?